The CFDA has announced this year’s nominees for the Fashion Fund award. Supported by Vogue and big retailers like J. Crew, the prize is a big deal for emerging designers, providing them with financial support and PR dream team. Without the title, Vera would still be the only Wang in the industry, Thakoon wouldn’t be dressing Mrs. Obama, and you’d have no idea how to pronounce Proenza Schouler. This year’s list features a range of designers that aren’t quite unknown, but are definitely not mainstream. Some of the lucky potentials are: Prabal Gurung, Billy Reid, and Joseph Altuzarra. (Heard of them?) Our number one choice? Jewelry designer Pamela Love. Keep reading »
The hunt for the ultimate red lipstick can be a lifelong endeavor. And if you ask my dear friend and beauty expert Courtney Dunlop, red lipstick is the new smoky eye. Some are too tomato-y, some too blue, orange or worse, pink. But once you’ve found the perfect shade of red that looks great with your skin tone, just like scoring the perfect LBD, you’ve got a go-to glamour maker that you can bust out on days where you can’t be bothered to put any effort into looking put-together. That’s why I was so excited to spot such a fetching shade of brilliant red on the pretty lips of the models at the Christian Cota presentation yesterday. Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York, Charlotte Willer spends a lot of time mixing up colors to use for editorial purposes, but yesterday she didn’t have to. All of the girls were treated to a heapin’ helping of Color Sensational Lipcolor in Very Cherry, a color which looks good on all skin types (and the girls there ranged from lily white to deepest ebony black) and they all looked smashing. Also, because of the high pigment color payoff and creamy texture, no liner was required. Um yeah and it also costs under $10.
Also spotted at Christian Cota: celebs Rose Byrne and Amerie; ’50s-inspired cocktail dresses made edgy with chain jewelry; the fattest, smallest chihuahua we’ve ever seen; and seriously even-more-gorgeous-in-person, new Maybelline New York spokesmodel, 18-year-old Emily Didonato (whom we snapped, above). Oh, also, the sickest shoes ever, after the jump! Keep reading »